by, 15th September 2012 at 07:29 AM (464 Views)
Originally, I posted this on Facebook, but since the people there act like they have the literal IQ of a potato, I'm moving it here. (No offense to any potatoes, though.)
Memes weren't supposed to be mainstream. They weren't supposed to be considered cool, made fanart of, or worn as merchandise. They were meant simply as a humorous way to express yourself, and NOT as a way to be 'cool' and 'legit'. Now, I see it everywhere: on T-shirts, on pins, on bags, everywhere. And it's pissing me off.
Instead of memes adding to the creativity of a joke, they are becoming the JOKE ITSELF. And that's terrible.
And they certainly, CERTAINLY did NOT come from 9GAG. You cannot put (c) 9GAG on ANYTHING. You CANNOT copyright a MEME.
A meme is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."
Can you copyright this? An idea that spreads from person to person? Occupy Wall Street is technically a meme. Let me see you copyright THAT.
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